“Thousands Are Starving” – Protesters Demanding Food Clash With Police In Chile

Posted on May 20, 2020 8:03 am
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The coronavirus hit Chile at a particularly delicate time.

Back in October, the Chilean military deployed tanks and troops onto the streets of Santiago – the Chilean capital – and President Sebastian Pinera declaring a state of emergency to quell a violent uprising triggered by – of all things – a hike in metro fares (can you imagine that happening in NYC?).

Now, some of the nation’s poorest are rising up against the government again in a violent protest movement over the lack of government assistance.

Specifically, food shortages have left thousands of Chileans with